Contact Us

 

32 Sayre Drive, Coxe Hall
Bethlehem, PA, 18015

Interactive map (look for Coxe Hall on the Asa Packer Campus map under the category Academics and Research)

Telephone: (610) 758-4859
Fax: (610) 758-5156
Email:intnl@lehigh.edu

Walk-in hours

Pick up requested letters, submit payroll forms, etc.

Monday through Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM (except 12:00PM-1:00PM)

Immigration/visa related questions including OPT, CPT, etc. are by appointment only.

 

 

Samba Dieng

Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars
(610) 758-6377
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Bonnie Beidleman

Coordinator
(610) 758-4859

As OISS Coordinator, Bonnie provides letters for driver’s license, status verification,  inviting family and friends. She also does I-9 Work Eligibility Form for students and scholars. In addition, Bonnie registers all new students in SEVIS, and signs I-20s for travel. Bonnie can answer many questions related to Social Security Number, driver’s license, local community services.  

Laura Dean

Graduate Assistant

I'm a rising first year grad student in the Comparative and International Education program here at Lehigh. My goal is to work professionally with students such as yourself so I very much look forward to meeting each and every one of you! Although I am American, I grew up in various countries throughout Europe and Asia and, as a result, I feel more at home in countries other than my own. I love going on adventures, eating tons of great food, traveling and meeting new people. As the graduate assistant in the OISS, I look forward to putting on programs that will bring us all closer together as an international community! 

Mohamed Hagag

Database Coordinator
(610) 758-2999

Mohamed provides assistance with data management in the office to ensure compliance with federal regulations pertaining to F-1, J-1 and H-1B visa holders at Lehigh University. In this position he also serves as a DSO/ARO for the university to help with the production of immigration documents when needed. Also, he makes sure that the new students, prior to their arrival, receive timely and informative communication from the Office of International Students and Scholars regarding immunization requirements, housing, airport pickup, and Orientation etc. 

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Jeanne Ma

Assistant Director of International Students and Scholars
(610) 758-4873

Among many things, Jeanne primarily advises international scholars and departments on J-1 and H-1B visa related matters. On behalf of Lehigh University, she files H-1B applications for faculty and staff. Jeanne is also responsible for advising students on employment including CPT and OPT, maintaining student status, traveling, etc. Working with OISS staff, Jeanne assists with programming and orientation.

Olga Scarpero

Assistant Director/Student Adviser
610-758-5978

Olga is a primary immigration advisor for F-1 and J-1 students. She advises students on all aspects of immigration regulations: maintaining legal status, employment in the U.S., transferring, traveling, leave of absence, etc. She is also responsible for the creation of immigration documents (I-20/DS-2019) and assisting students with the visa application process.